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      02-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #45
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Yea try that in the city...new wheels everyweek
They're probably stronger then your wheels lol
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I don't think these BMW carbon wheels will be $10k simply because the Dymag wheels were $10k+ a few years back and Dymag didn't have the resources or ability BMW currently has in carbon manufacturing and development.
I do not think that BMW is embracing all things carbon fiber because it is an expensive investment.

It is the opposite.

I do see a BMW set of carbon fiber wheels for about $10000 just because of the insane profit.
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I do not think that BMW is embracing all things carbon fiber because it is an expensive investment.

It is the opposite.

I do see a BMW set of carbon fiber wheels for about $10000 just because of the insane profit.
I don't see it. $10k is insane for wheels...they'd never sell. These components are set for the masses...the masses don't spend $10k on wheels.

They'd be priced for the market...
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Article says there's already a CFRP wheels option for the i8 in Europe.
Those European bastards get everything before we do!!!



Just kidding that is promising to hear. I would love to see real pics of them - not sure if the ones in this thread are photoshops or not.
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Did I hear spare wheel? Maybe they can have a comeback and we can call it quits on run flats. I would have zero issues with a cf spare wheel.
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I don't see it. $10k is insane for wheels...they'd never sell. These components are set for the masses...the masses don't spend $10k on wheels.

They'd be priced for the market...
HRE is doing fine selling wheels at $2000 a pop, so BMW will do fine as well for $2500 each.

For sure I'm not in that market.
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Finally BMW decides to make a badass decision!

Hopefully they're able to prove to authorities that it can carry the loads and damage resistant enough!
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BMW Efficient Dynamics celebrates its seventh anniversary with a further look into how lightweight engineering becomes an integral feature of Efficient Dynamics previewing the next generation of BMW models and the many new innovative features they will take to be lighter than today's models.
The journey starts here...

Love the interior ambient lighting in the i8

Carbon Fiber is so cool
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I'm an engineer at a test house that specializes in mechanical testing of carbon fiber and composites for the aerospace industry. I can't talk any hard numbers but I will say that I think all the naysayers will be quite surprised when these components come to market. The carbon fiber and composites industry has come a long, long way. CF doesn't shatter like glass, and it typically offers phenomenally better properties than metals (depending on the application).

Regarding curb damage, should you manage to hit them hard enough to get all the way through the clear coat/finishing resin, you would still only be able to damage 1-2 plies worth of carbon at the most. The damage could easily be filled back in with resin and polished back to shine, sure the top weave might be slightly imperfect but it will be very hard to notice. These wheels will have a very large ply count and structural integrity will be unaffected. You'll break suspension bits before you fail one of these wheels.
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i wonder how ride comfort is gonna be
Although I do not have experience with Carbon Wheels in Cars I do have extensive experience as a seasoned road cyclist using Carbon Fiber for all parts of my Bike. I can tell you that Carbon wheels deliver the ultimate in performance, rigidity, durability, weight reduction, and most important road feel and connection to the road. Carbon does an amazing job absorbing road bumps and really smooths out the ride. I can only greatly anticipate similar results in a Car and as for potholes my bike wheels have survived serious holes so also reduce bent rims.
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Did I hear spare wheel? Maybe they can have a comeback and we can call it quits on run flats. I would have zero issues with a cf spare wheel.
THIS.
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